The Real Deal New York

Pierhouse still temporarily blocked from going higher

Judge extends restraining order while decision is rendered
May 21, 2015 08:30AM

A New York State Supreme Court judge on Monday extended the temporary restraining order that is preventing Toll Brothers City Living and Starwood Capital Group from moving forward with construction on a section of the Pierhouse.

The developers are facing a lawsuit from community group Save the View Now, which claims that they went against 2005 agreements on height restrictions and that the current iteration of the plans will block views of the Brooklyn Bridge from the promenade.

The temporary restraining order specifically addresses the penthouse on the shorter section of Pierhouse, according to the Brooklyn Eagle. The project contains condo and hotel portions.

Park board members say that the planned height of the project is permitted under city law.

“We look forward to a swift decision from the court which will allow us to move forward with new parkland construction and secure essential long-term funding for park maintenance and operations,” a park spokesperson said.

The park is currently funded based on revenues of real estate projects in the area. [Brooklyn Eagle] — Tess Hofmann